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Early Modern Kinship
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2115  Friday, 17 November 2000.

From:           Kevin De Ornellas <
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Date:           Friday, 17 Nov 2000 00:12:26 -0000
Subject:        Early Modern Kinship

Dear All,

My very good friend, Lucy Munro (KCL) has asked me to draw your
attention to the splendid-sounding conference she is organising.  I
strongly urge everyone to have a look at the website.

Kevin De Ornellas
Queen's University, Belfast

Early modern kinship: sexualities, materialities, localities

King's College, London
23-24th March, 2001

We are an endless mine to one another;
We are one another's wife, ever begetting
New births of love; we are father, friends, acquaintance,
We are, in one another, families

John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, 'The Two Noble Kinsmen'

The aim of this conference is to investigate various aspects of early
modern kinship in text and history.  For our purposes, 'kinship' is
defined broadly as the sharing of characteristics or origins including,
but not limited to, blood relationships.  By using this broad definition
we hope that papers will not be limited to talking about familial
structures, and that participants will feel free to discuss various
relationships which might constitute kinship.

The conference will include entrance to a production of the rarely
performed 'Love's Cure, or, The Martial Maid', by John Fletcher, Francis
Beaumont, and Philip Massinger.

For further information visit the conference website at

http://members.netscapeonline.co.uk/earlymodernkin

or e-mail Lucy Munro (
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